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“Fashion Under the Shambles” 2nd Annual Fashion Show

On October 14th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Philly had its second annual Fashion under the Shambles fashion show. 
The show was an outdoor event located in Headhouse Square on 2nd Street. While people arrived local Philly restaurants, bakeries and charities set up tables for guests to browse and mingle in front of before the show started. Once the event started, the show featured clothing from local boutiques, salons and designers in the South Street area. The Master of Ceremonies, Cory Wade, was the 2nd runner up and fan favorite on the first ever co-ed season of America’s Next Top Model! The event featured sixteen different stores and designers, including the following crowd favorites.
Sheri Mckinzie
Sheri is a Philly native known for her cutting edge contemporary women’s designs. Her look at the show combined edgy and girly chic. Her clothing and designs took risks yet stayed true to relevant style today. Her location is located on 508 S. 5th Street. Find her on her website.
Located at 750 S. 4th Street, Oxymoron is a new addition to South Street’s Headhouse District. The store solely features local artist’s clothing and designs (both women’s and men’s). Their show combined simplistic yet contemporary styles that looked very wearable, yet chic. The store also likes to give back by donating to and supporting local Philadelphia art programs. In addition, the store styled Cory, the MC, look for the night. 
Nostalgia Vintage and Contemporary
The store featured its own line of retro inspired clothing: Earl Safko. The clothing is both designed and produced in Philadelphia making the clothing truly unique and one-of-a-kind! The designs seen at the show were a combination of customer favorites and upcoming winter designs. Make sure to stop by the store on 704 S. 5th Street. 
Philly Aids Thrift
Although Philly aids does not feature any local designer’s or boutique’s clothing, their slot during the show promoted their good cause. Philly Aids is a non-profit thrift store on a mission to sell their donated items and give the proceeds to nineteen local AIDS/HIV organizations. In addition, the store has also opened up a free HIV testing center on their second floor. The store doesn’t only sell clothing, but books, furniture, antiques, housewares and more. Their show was arguably the most exciting part of the night. Their models brought fun personality and character to their show, as well as fun attitude. Philly Aids is located at 710 S. 5th Street. 
Hairs 2 U Wig Bank
The show not only featured clothing, but hats and wigs as well. The Hairs 2 U Wig Bank supports cancer patients as well as anyone in need of a wig. Their show showed both crazy colored hairstyles, as well as simple and beautiful wigs.  The shop’s goal is to, “recreate your best hair day to boost confidence and self-esteem and to bring beauty where there are ashes.” Visit the store at 764 S. 4th Street or visit their website.
Overall, the show was a big success and helped to support local Philly artists and businesses. The confirmation was sent out and there will be a 3rd annual show next year! Make sure you check it out!
Temple University communications student from Boston. I love fashion & beauty, food, music/ live concerts, and writing.
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